Four years ago, hell-raiser Shaw MacCade departed Missouri for the gold hills of California, leaving behind the bitter feud that had plagued his family for generations. Now he has returned to bring his brother's murderer to justice and put an end to the legacy of bloodshed between the Raeburns and MacCades. But Shaw is not prepared for the changes that greet him at his home on the banks of the river, especially those in the captivating Rebecca Raeburn. Enemies by birth, the two are soon brought together by a common destiny and an attraction that neither can resist. But will a love as tempestuous as the raw country that reared them heal the sins of the past . . . and gentle one man's restless soul?